Digital Citizenship

Technology is an important learning tool. Students who use school technology are expected to use the resource for the learning described by the teacher. This is how we define “acceptable use”. 

Electronic Networkable Devices and Network User Agreement


Electronic networkable devices and network access require teacher permission and supervision. Printing student work is permitted with staff permission. All students are eligible to receive a CBE e-mail account. By utilizing the school’s computers or bringing in electronic devices, the following agreement is accepted.

Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources

The privilege to use devices and / networks is dependent on the level of responsibility shown by individual students. It is our intent to have all students access these tools for learning on an ongoing basis. Students are permitted to bring in their own electronic devices, and to use them for educational purposes at teachers' discretion.

Students are encouraged to use technology to:

  • Access, critically assess, and communicate information and understanding
  • Seek alternative viewpoints
  • Collaborate during inquiry
  • Demonstrate understandings
  • Organize and manipulate data
  • Make cross-curricular connections
  • Assist with personal organization

Prohibited acts include

  • Use of someone else’s CBE account or access to network
  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Using obscene language
  • Harassing, insulting or attacking another person or their reputation
  • Trespassing in others peoples’ folders, work or files
  • Accessing, posting, sending or downloading of inappropriate material
  • Assuming the identity of another person to gain information
  • Viewing web pages through a proxy server
  • Running an application/program from a memory stick/jump drive
  • In any way moving, opening hardware or computer accessories
  • Any attempt and/or threats to harm a person
  • Plagiarism of online content
  •  Posting, publishing, circulating or distributing personal information about oneself or others without the supervision and consent of a staff member
  • Sharing of usernames and passwords for other people to use
  • Use of technology or the network to access sites / software not approved by staff
  • Illegitimate use of technology during exams (for example, calculators must have their memory cleared, and computers for written exams must not be connected to the internet or have data stored on them)
  • Listening to music / videos during teacher led instruction
  • Texting and gaming during classes or in the washroom
  • Photography or recording without the knowledge and consent of all participants
  • Inappropriate use of instant messaging

Students must respect intellectual property and adhere to copyright, software piracy and fair use laws associated with learning technologies.

Prohibited Sites include

  • Vulgar or lewd depiction of the human body
  • Any content publicly labelled for adults
  • Violent acts
  • Online gambling
  • Sites that encourage the use of illicit or illegal drugs, tobacco, or alcohol
  • Sites that advocate violence or hatred against an identifiable race, religion, gender, disabilities, age, colour, sexual orientation, etc.
  • Sites promoting criminal activity
  • Social networking sites such as Facebook

Violation of the school Policy

Each situation is dealt with on an individual basis and breach of policy may result in:

  • restriction or loss of computer privileges;
  • confiscation of personal devices
  • school based disciplinary consequences; and / or
  • Police intervention and/or legal action

School Disclaimer

  • The school is not responsible for loss, damage, or theft of student property, including electronic devices
  • The school will not provide technical support for students' devices
  • Students are responsible for all activity originating from their account
  • Devices can only be brought into the classroom when deemed appropriate by the teacher
  • Devices can only be used for educational purposes
  • Misuse will be determined by staff / administration
  • Digital Citizenship is a shared responsibility between students, parents, and the school
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​​​Digital Citizenship at the CBE

Digital citizenship is about using technology and participating in digital environments. It is key to helping our students learn to use available technology responsibly in the classroom and beyond. Our school has a Digital Citizenship Plan that is updated annually, addressing how we work to build a community where we live and work together as digital citizens.

Visit the CBE website to learn more about how we support students to develop online safety skills and be good digital citizens.​​​